‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Tops Box Office With $23M

‘Django Unchained’ and ‘The Hobbit’ placed No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

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Leatherface returned with plenty of noise at the box office this weekend, as Texas Chainsaw 3D grossed some $23 million in domestic ticket sales.

The seventh installment in the slasher franchise enjoyed one of the strongest openings for the first full January weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, starring singer Trey Songz, Alexandra Daddario and Dan Yeager as the infamous chainsaw killer, opened in more than 2,600 theaters domestically.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit grossed $20.1 million and $17.5 million, respectively. Les Miserables and Parental Guidence round out the top five.

Songz, who plays Ryan in his big screen debut, recently told Celebuzz that he originally thought about passing on the role.

“It was because it was a horror film that it was something I didn’t entertain initially because it was a stereotype,” he said.

“Aside from that, I was focusing on my album. It was my fifth studio album. I was coming off tours. It was a very, very heavy point in my musical career so I didn’t think I had the time.”

Are you a fan of the Texas Chainsaw franchise? What did you think of the latest film? Weigh in below.

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